Taken 2
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Produced by Luc Besson
Written by Luc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
Starring Liam Neeson
Maggie Grace
Famke Janssen
Rade Šerbedžija
Music by Nathaniel Méchaly
Cinematography Romain Lacourbas
Editing by Camille Delamarre
Vincent Tabaillon
Studio EuropaCorp
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) October 5, 2012
Running time 91 minutes
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Language English
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Budget $80 million
Box office $376,141,306
Preceded by Taken

Taken 2 is a 2012 action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and starring Liam Neeson. The sequel to the 2008 film Taken, it was released on October 5, 2012.


A year after the events in Paris, on a trip to Istanbul, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) gets a surprise visit from his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), and his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen). The happy reunion turns sour when Lenore is taken by people working for Murad Hoxha (Rade Šerbedžija), the employer of the men working in the Paris building where Kim's friend, Amanda, was found dead and the father of Marko Hoxha, whom Bryan killed in the previous film. With Lenore held hostage and Kim on the run, Mills must utilize all his lethal skills to rescue them and eliminate any who are seeking revenge against him.



Filming took place throughout early 2012, with scenes depicting Neeson and Grace's characters in Los Angeles being shot in January


Early reviews of Taken 2 have been negative. It currently holds a rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 22 reviews, much less than Taken's 58%.


The first official trailer was released on June 21, 2012.



Taken 2 - International Trailer02:23

Taken 2 - International Trailer


Taken 2 (2012) - Featurette Neeson on Bryan Mills01:09

Taken 2 (2012) - Featurette Neeson on Bryan Mills

New Clips From Taken 201:31

New Clips From Taken 2

Taken 2 - The Getaway01:18

Taken 2 - The Getaway

Taken 2 - Parents are Taken01:05

Taken 2 - Parents are Taken

Taken 2 Featurette - The Family to Root For02:34

Taken 2 Featurette - The Family to Root For

Taken 2 - Rooftop Chase00:54

Taken 2 - Rooftop Chase

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